My brother bought a garage door opener lubrication kit. In the
instructions it says to remove the old grease but it does not say
how to remove it. What is the best way of removing old grease from
our garage door opener? We have some engine degreasing aerosol
cans. Would they be a good way to go? Thank you in advance for all
Never ever let your brain explode. It\'s VERY bad for you and
it leaves a terrible mess for someone to clean up.
At Home Depot last year, in the cleaning department, I found something
called Just A Rag or a name close enough to that to make it easy to spot.
Made by Scott, big yellow box. They're VERY tough paper towels which are
much less likely to shred than the normal ones. Very handy.
Paper towels or rags to wipe up 80% of the old grease should
work fine. Being compulsive, I'd follow that up with paper towels
or rags soaked in some solvent to remove about half of what
the first pass didn't get. The extra effort isn't that excessive
considering the fact that you are only doing this every 10 years
Use something safe and inexpensive as the solvent. Kerosene
(fuel oil) would seem like a very good choice. Brake cleaner
works extremely well, but it is both expensive and the fumes
are very unhealthy.
Low VOC mineral spirits is pretty good stuff but, like anything with
petroleum in it, not as cheap as it used to be. Diesel and fuel oil
will work but it is nasty smelling and messy.
I keep a spray bottle with mineral spirits and motor oil (50/50)
around for cleaning and preservting tools.
I always thought that number 1 fuel oil and kerosene where pretty
much the same entity.
For the purposes of cleaning, I also assume that kerosene, number
1 fuel oil, number 2 fuel oil, Stoddard solvent and similar items are
all equally reasonable choices. All you want/need is low cost, low
volatility and good solvent properties.
Ok, I'll confess that I sometimes use ether, gasoline and other
nasties for cleaning. Just don't tell the insurance company.
mm wrote in message ...
Around here, kerosene isn't what is commonly meant by fuel oil.
replying to Al Bundy, woodman wrote:
All that stuff works add to it an old blanket or towel draped over rail then air
compressor with a long pin point nozzel works great. Then use a better lube that
doesn't clog like grease does.
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